February 6, 2023

The New York Times: How to Stop a Senator From Blocking a Federal Judge

ACS President Russ Feingold was featured in a New York Times opinion piece which implores the Senate Judiciary Committee to remove any barriers to judicial confirmations by eliminating blue slips - a traditional courtesy which Democrats continue to uphold but Republicans are unlikely to return.

As the former senator Russell Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, said in an interview, Democrats would be “chumps” if they honored the blue slip veto system now, knowing that Republicans will almost certainly eliminate it for district judges if they take control of the Senate after the 2024 elections.


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